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Grade Route Gear style Popularity
D Turret Wall

Start about 2m to left of fig tree roots on grey buttress. Climb up to go over left-hand end of pear-shaped overhanging block and finish up grassy groove in wall above. An alternate start may be made round corner to left, using tree growing horizontally out of wall.

Trad 23m
VD Figaro

Start between Turret Wall and Syrup of Figs. A thin crack leads to an easy traverse rightwards for 6m. Prominent cracks then take one up to easier rock above.

Trad 23m
S Syrup of Figs

Start on ledge at right of fig tree.

  1. 9m. Climb white streak 2m right from beginning of ledge. Moving left follow up to large recess and belay.

  2. 9m. Climb out of recess on left wall and directly up to finish on sand coloured tower to right of small bush in horizontal crack.

FA: W. M. Adams & A. Owen, 1958

Trad 25m
VD Fig Tree Original

Start on ledge at right of fig tree roots.

  1. 10m. Move right along ledge to end and up crack to small scoop. Climb up on easy rock left to large recess and belay.

  2. 13m. Move off right across face.

Trad 23m
S Fig Tree Wall

Start at left of detached block.

  1. 10m. 3m above ground a hand traverse leads left across wall. From this climb directly into groove and then to overhang with thread belay.

  2. 15m. Climb overhang direct and straight on to finish.

FA: R.Caulkwell, 1954

Trad 26m
VS Scorpion

Start as for Fig Tree Wall.

  1. 10m. Climb up to stand on ledge used for hand traverse. From right-hand corner of ledge across groove to right (peg runner) and climb up wall moving right on series of small flakes to good stance below overhang.

  2. 15m. Continue over overhang and up, moving slightly left-handed to top.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Trad 25m
S Solo

Start in centre of face to the right of the hand traverse. Follow crack to meet Le Pelley’s Variation and climb the 4m wall. Move left along the large ledge to the vertical crack dividing the overhang above. Climb crack and continue vertically to top.

FA: R.Searle, 1959

Trad 30m
HS 4a Le Pelley's Variation

Start at left end of overhang.

  1. 15m. Tier of steep rocks leads to traverse under overhang to left up to point of large semi-detached boulder. Ascend wall to fig tree and move right 4m to base of crack and belay.

  2. 10m. Ascend crack and face to foot of chimney with small tree.

  3. 5m. Climb up chimney on right in final block to belay at fig tree.

FA: R. Le Pelley, 1949

Trad 30m
E1 5b Astronaut

Start as for Le Pelley's Variation and climb the first 15m of this route to the foot of the crack. Now traverse 4m further right to where an obvious leftwards-rising diedre is reached. Climb the wall immediately on left of diedre, which is very hard at the start but gradually becomes easier until a position is reached below the prominent orange-coloured roof. Climb roof direct some 4m right of the chimney at the end of Le Pelley's Variation.

FA: Iain Allan & Mark Savage, 1978

Trad 45m
HVS A1 The Swinger

At the right-hand end of the large overhang there is a vertical crack on the wall above. One peg gains the crack which then goes free. Move left and up to top.

FA: R. Baillie, 1964

Trad 28m
VD Governor's Traverse

Start up Fig Tree Original. Traverse along line of quartz, moving right-handed along obvious traverse line. Continue across whole face ending at top of first pitch of Cakewalk. Rather harder for the second at the crux.

Trad 60m
VD Upper Traverse

Start up Fig Tree Original to 2/3 up second pitch. Start traversing right-handed across face aiming to go underneath big overhang in middle of face. Series of delicate moves leads to corner below overhang which is crossed. Continue at this level to end of crag.

Trad 90m
A2 Hanging Down, Swinging Free

A peg route along the overhang, using one bolt. Start at right end and finish up Le Pelley’s.

FA: R. Baillie, 1964

Trad 16m
S The Prune

Another climb may be reached by going well up Fig Tree Gully. On the right is a black wall. Start at point of rock 2m up on right-hand end of wall. Move left across face and finish straight up.

Trad 10m

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